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January 2020

Supervising Shelter Diversion training

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This training will discuss the tools needed to help your staff succeed in shelter diversion. Best practices for discussion will be how often/how to provide supervision to Diversion Specialists to reduce burn out, how to create a comfortable and safe space for staff and clients, further professional developments that will support diversion staff growth and where to access them, and how to organize resource mapping in your community. This training is for supervisors of shelter diversion programs within the Coordinated Access…

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Supporting the Road to Recovery

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar is the third webinar of the "Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services" webinar series. We are proud to have Michaela Fissel from Advocacy Unlimited and her team joining us for this webinar to discuss recovery support and the Hearing Voices Network and Bridger programs. Register Here

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Safe and Fair Housing for People with Disabilities

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

People with disabilities can encounter a number of barriers when experiencing homelessness and seeking permanent housing, including discrimination, housing/shelter within limited accessibility, and more. This training will address common barriers faced by this group as well as ways housing and homelessness providers and programs can address them. During this training, we will also discuss fair housing for people with emotional support animals, service animals, and pets. Additionally, attendees will learn cultural competencies in working with people with disabilities as well…

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February 2020

Administering the VI-SPDAT and Next Step Tool

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The VI-SPDAT, or Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Assessment Tool, is a pre-screen triage tool for single adults. The Next Step Tool, or TAY-VI-SPDAT, is a version of the VI-SPDAT that is tailored for youth and young adults in the age range of 24 and under or "Transitional Age Youth." This training will cover how to administer the VI-SPDAT and Next Step Tool, as well as policy and procedures around implementation. Register Here

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Accessing Developmental Services in Connecticut

February 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Many of those we work with are in need of developmental services, yet navigating the path to connecting with those resources can pose some challenges. This webinar will bring together an expert from the CT Department of Developmental Services and a homeless services provider who is seasoned in connecting household with DDS services, to walk you through the services that are available, how to access them, eligibility, and more. Register Here

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Effective Skills for De-Escalation

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training will help you to apply verbal skills to help de-escalate risky situations. You will learn what activates agitation and anger, and dos and donts to effectively reduce those behaviors. These skills can assist you to safely deal with clients in difficult situations. Register Here

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Shelter Diversion 2.0 training

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate, alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion programs can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. This advanced diversion training, open only to staff in Coordinated Access Network (CAN) shelter diversion programs, will prepare shelter diversion program…

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March 2020

Effective Skills for De-Escalation

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training will help you to apply verbal skills to help de-escalate risky situations. You will learn what activates agitation and anger, and dos and donts to effectively reduce those behaviors. These skills can assist you to safely deal with clients in difficult situations. Register Here

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Developing and Applying a Race Equity Lens to Ending Homelessness

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

CCEH is partnering with Racial Justice trainers from the CT Department of Children and Families to offer a one-day training focused on how providers can develop and apply a racial equity lens to their work in addressing people's housing needs. Not only will attendees learn key terminology and how to address biases, but will learn and be able to practice strategies for talking about race and how to move through other challenges commonly encountered when combating racism and other forms…

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April 2020

STRIVE Family Mediation Training

April 2 @ 9:00 am - April 3 @ 5:00 pm

STRIVE is a family-centered psycho-educational mediation model designed to reduce youth homelessness and increase family stability. Developed at UCLA in 2004, this five-session intervention targets newly homeless youth and their families and has been found to increase positive family interactions while providing family members with tools to address conflict more effectively. This intervention also has proven results in reducing youth risk-taking behaviors and improving participant’s general wellness. CCEH is proud to offer this two-day training led by UCLA-trained STRIVE trainers. This training…

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